Monthly Archives: March 2011

>{Taste of the Coast} Shrimp Salad

> Shrimp Salad Recipe by Ocean Offerings Melinda of Ocean Offerings has got us drooling over this yum, yum, yummy Shrimp Salad recipe from her blog. “Not only is this a delicious recipe, it brings back great memories with friends … Continue reading

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>Outdoor Living Ideas for your Beach Cottage

  Outdoor Breakfast Nook – Sunset Magazine Spring has FINALLY arrived and the Washington coast is enjoying a bit milder weather. Even with all the spring rain yet to come, we are thankful that the flowers are beginning to bloom … Continue reading

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>{Favorite Find} Women and the Sea

> Women & the Sea, Hearing the Siren’s Song by Claire Murray Nantucket is where it all began… “Some women set down a record of their days in a journal, but not Claire Murray. Instead, Claire weaves the texture of … Continue reading

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>Australian Beach House’s Blue Bedroom

> Do you know Carolyn yet? She lives on the Northern beaches of Sydney, Australia (otherwise known as paradise) and has the most dreamy blog called Desire Empire. Her site is full of coastal lifestyle and design articles, so, of … Continue reading

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>{Kitchen} Let the Renovations Begin!

> Mermaid Manor – Tybee Island, Georgia. Well, we can’t stand it any longer and are going to dig into our little beach cottage kitchen renovation.  Thank goodness for paint – it’s cheap and simply transforms everything. We can only … Continue reading

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>Driftwood: From Beach to Living Room

> Extra-large Driftwood Heart by Karen Miller Definition: drift·wood (drftwd) n.  Wood floating in or washed up by a body of water. Some actually have the nerve to say that driftwood is a form of "marine debris or tidewrack".  I … Continue reading

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>Our Beach Cottage Garden is Blooming!

> Pink Camellia in our beach cottage garden. March 2011. I'm so happy to report that our Camellia's are blooming; which means that Springtime at the beach is right around the corner!  Our pink Camellia shrub has been trying to … Continue reading

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